The name Indonesia was derived from Latin Indus, meaning "India", and Greek nesos, meaning "island". Dating back to the eighteenth century, the name far predates the formation of the Indonesian nation. In 1850, an English ethnologist George Earl proposed to call the inhabitants of "Indian Archipelago
or Malayan Archipelago" as either "Indunesians" or "Malayunesians"; preferring the latter term. J.C. Logan, Earl's student, used "Indonesia" in the same publication as a synonym for "Indian Archipelago
". The Dutch academics who had an important position for the East Indies publications, however, were reluctant to use "Indonesia". They used either the term of "Malay Archipelago" (Maleische Archipel), the "Netherlands East Indies" (Nederlandsch Oost Indïes), popularly Indïe, "the East" (de Oost) or even Insulinde, a term introduced in the novel Max Havelaar in 1860. After 1900, the term Indonesia began to spread in academic circles outside the Netherlands, and Indonesian nationalist groups began to use the term for their political expression. The first Indonesian scholar to use the name was Suwardi Suryaningrat (Ki Hajar Dewantara) when he established a press bureau with the name of Indonesisch Pers-bureau in the Netherlands in 1913.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia
Nein, hat er sich nicht. Den Begriff "Indonesien" gab's damals noch nicht.